Missing Ugandan athlete spotted on CCTV at Nagoya

competes during the Weightlifting Men's 56kg Final on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre on April 5, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Police sources reported that the Ugandan athlete who went missing in Japan on July 16 after failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics has been sighted at Nagoya Station in central Japan by CCTV.

It is recalled that Uganda’s Olympic delegation on Friday alerted that one of its weightlifters,  Julius Ssekitoleko, had gone missing from a team training camp in Izumisano, some 200 kilometres south-west of Nagoya.

According to a news agency, Kyodo, the missing athlete left a note at his hotel saying he wanted to work in Japan before buying a train ticket to Nagoya.

The Head of the Ugandan delegation, Beatrice Ayikoru, informed that the 20-year-old athlete was supposed to fly home on Tuesday.

According to a report by CNN, the Athlete had left a note saying his life in the African country was too difficult and he wanted to work in Japan. It is said that in the note, Ssekitoleko said he did not want to return to Uganda. He also requested members of his delegation to send his belongings back to his wife.


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